Mounted police officers help in Banbury neighbourhood patrols for national anti-knife campaign

Officers with the mounted police unit assisted with Operation Sceptre patrols in Banbury today, Wednesday April 28.

Wednesday, 28th April 2021, 8:00 pm
Updated Wednesday, 28th April 2021, 8:10 pm

Officers with the mounted police unit assisted with Operation Sceptre patrols in Banbury today.

The Thames Valley Police officers on horses helped the Neighbourhood Policing Team in the national anti-knife policing initiative taking place this week.

The TVP Mounted Police unit helped officers on their search patrols in the neighbourhood near the Hennef Way roundabout in Banbury.

The knife amnesty runs from Monday April 26 to Sunday May 2, during which members of the public can safely and anonymously dispose of any type of knife or bladed article.

A knife amnesty bin has been placed at three places across Oxfordshire, including the Banbury Police Station.

Do you know somebody who carries a knife?

Police are encouraging people to report it either online, via 101 or remain anonymous by calling Crimestoppes on 0800 555 111.

Mounted police officers help in Banbury neighbourhood patrols for national anti-knife campaign (Image from TVP Cherwell Facebook page)